Pittsburg police chief takes stand against racism

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay set off a battle with police unions when he posed with a sign that reads, ‘I resolve to challenge racism @ work #EndWhiteSilence.’ Some think this means policemen are racists. McLay says the sign is not against anyone, and that he was just showing support to anti-racism campaigners. After several black men were shot by police in 2014, McLay wants to show that no racism will be accepted within the police force.

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Christmas lasagna recipe

▶ Lasagna Recipe – Beef & Cheese Lasagna – Christmas Lasagna Recipe – YouTube.

Italian American like to serve lasagna over Christmas. Here is a good recipe. The list of ingredients is below:

For the meat sauce:
– 1 pound (500 g.) Italian sausage
– 1 1/2 pound (700 g.) ground beef
– 8 oz (225 g.) mushrooms, chopped
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
– 6 cups (1,25 litre) marinara sauce
– 1/2 cup (110 ml) water
Note: depending on the seasoning of your sausage, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of an Italian dried herb blend.

 

For the cheese filling:
– 2 egg, beaten
– 2 lbs (850 g.) ricotta cheese
– 8 oz (225 g.) mozzarella cheese, cubed
– 2/3 cup (65 g.) freshly grated Reggiano-Parmigiano
– 1/4 cup (25 g.) chopped fresh parsley
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
– 1 big pinch of cayenne

 

The rest:
– 1 lb (450 g.) lasagna noodles
– 8 oz (225 g.) mozzarella cheese, torn in small pieces
– 1/2 cup (50 g.) grated Parmesan cheese to top
Note: 375° farenheit = 200°C

Tens of thousands march across to protest police killings of Black citizens

People in New York City and Washington DC have protested yesterday against police violence which recently killed several Black persons.

Those marches show young and old, Black and White, together in their demands for more equality and less violence by the police.

Click on this link to read the article and watch what CBC News reporter describes:

Eric Garner, Michael Brown: Tens of thousands across U.S. protest police killings – World – CBC News.

Watch Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech

“Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, gave an incredible speech as she accepted her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday after becoming an icon of the fight for children’s education rights. She just became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, and her speech shows her spectacular wisdom...’I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not,’ she said. ‘It is the story of many girls. Today, I tell their stories too. I have brought with me some of my sisters from Pakistan, from Nigeria, and from Syria who share this story…This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education,’ Yousafzai said. ‘It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change. I am here to stand up for their rights, to raise their voice.'” – Business Insider

via ▶ Watch Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech – YouTube.

Fashion photographer takes photos of kids with disabilities

NYC-based photographer Rick Guidotti was in Cincinnati photographing local families of kids living with genetic, physical, and behavioral differences. His non-profit, Positive Exposure, aims to show the “beauty in human diversity.” Film produced by Carrie Cochran, September 2014. Exhibition in Cincinnati, October 2014.

NYC-based photographer Rick Guidotti was in Cincinnati photographing local families of kids living with genetic, physical, and behavioral differences. His non-profit, Positive Exposure, aims to show the "beauty in human diversity." Produced by Carrie Cochran. September 2014

via Former fashion photographer trades supermodels for kids with disabilities on Vimeo.

Boys speaking up for their sisters with Down Syndrome

When their house got spray-painted with hate grafiti, this family reacted to make people understand that their handicapped girls are NOT “retards”, an ugly word that we must stop to use…
If their story moved you, please click this link to go and pledge not to use that word yourself.
http://www.r-word.org

The Hollis Boys, 6 and 7, “Speaking up for our sisters” with Down Syndrome – YouTube.